Rotary End Polio Now Campaign

2.5 billion children vaccinated against Polio by 2018. Polio vaccine delivered to a child costs about 70p per dose and two doses is usually sufficient to vaccinate a child for life

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The Rotary Polio Plus campaign to eradicate Polio from the world is Rotary Foundation's most ambitious and enduring campaign and part of the largest public health intervention in history

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Rotary is a leading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative initiated in 1985 to mark the 40th anniversary of the United Nations with the goal of eradicating polio from the world

More than 50,000 Rotarians across the UK and even more across the globe have been instrumental in this effort. Rotary brought the partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) together to start this fight, and through advocacy and fundraising continues to drive the initiative forward 

GPEI is a public-private partnership led by national governments with five partners:

- The World Health Organization (WHO)

- Rotary International

- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

- The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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In 1985 there were 125 countries where polio was endemic and 365,000 cases of polio were reported every year

By 2016 the virus is found only in three countries Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan and Rotary and its partners continue to work towards eradicating polio from the world

99% of the world's children have been vaccinated against Polio. The last 1% of all children in the world are the hardest to reach

HELP US to reach our goal of eradicating Polio

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